Patchy bright cloud within a broad region of low pressure is generating thundery showers about the far north. Skies over remaining parts of the state remain generally clear under a dominant ridge of high pressure.
In December 2014 we upgraded our lightning network to the latest in sensor technology as used by the world's leading meteorological agencies. This has resulted in changes and improvements to the lightning data you will now see. The main changes are:
00:22 EDT Severe storms have moved across Brisbane and Ipswich, leaving thousands without power and causing major delays to peak hour train services.